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Data reportedly breached in the latest hack includes email addresses, passwords, IP addresses and site membership status.
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ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.
The scale of the hack, which was first reported last month, has only now been revealed by stunned data experts who said it is "the largest breach we have ever seen".
At the time, FFN Vice President Diana Lunn Ballou released a statement saying: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." In May last year 3.5 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were exposed in another hack.
Peter Martin, Managing Director at IT security firm Reliance ACSN said: "This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years which raises serious alarm bells.
It is the second time in as many years that Adult Friend Finder has been hacked, following 3.5 million user records being exposed in May 2015.Over 7 million accounts on adult site were also released.The scale of the supposed breach is far greater than the 2015 hack of cheating site Ashley Madison, which saw 35 million members publicly exposed.However, it is thought the details found from the Adult Friend Finder hack are less useful to criminal gangs.The major leak was first reported in October when a Tweet from notorious hacker 1x-0123, who is also known as Revolver, posted a screenshot claiming to show the site's internal data.But why Friend Finder Networks has held onto millions of accounts belonging to customers is a mystery, given that the site was sold to Penthouse Global Media in February."We are aware of the data hack and we are waiting on Friend Finder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data," said Kelly Holland, the site's chief executive, in an email on Saturday.Holland confirmed that the site "does not collect data regarding our members' sexual preferences."Leaked Source said breaking with usual tradition because of the kind of breach, it will not make the data searchable.In total nearly 340 million users accounts on "the world's largest sex and swinger community" are said to have been exposed.Meanwhile, webcam sex site has seen the details of over 62 million accounts released, with similar sites and i each having over a million accounts breached.Similarly, personal details could be used in phishing campaigns that use such information as bait to trick people into giving up sensitive data."With this breach of 400 million accounts we should expect a domino effect of smaller data breaches with password reuse and spear-phishing," says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of security firm High-Tech Bridge."General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement will probably help to minimize this type of incident in the future, however it will take some time.Users should keep in mind that everything they post or share online may become public one day.